Is Travel Insurance Required to Enter Japan?
Travel insurance for Japan is optional, but it is recommended that you have a travel insurance plan that covers medical expenses.
What do I need to enter Japan?
Prior to May 8, 2023 – Travelers must provide proof of triple COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.
Beginning May 8, 2023 – Testing and proof of vaccination are no longer required. At this time, “all border measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be lifted,” according to Japan.travel.
Should I buy travel insurance for my trip to Japan?
When traveling outside of your home country, it is always a good idea to have travel medical insurance at a minimum. Many traditional health insurance plans only cover you when you are in your home country, and once you leave, you may be on the hook for any emergency medical expenses that come up. Travel medical insurance can help alleviate those costs when you become accidentally injured or ill while traveling.
We recommend purchasing a comprehensive trip cancellation insurance plan that provides emergency medical benefits along with additional coverage if something unforeseen occurs before or during your trip to Japan.
Do the trip cancellation plans from Trawick International cover COVID-19?
Yes, most of our plans treat COVID-19 like any other sickness.
Optional Cancel for Any Reason coverage:
On some trip cancellation plans, Trawick International offers Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR), which provides reimbursement for up to 75% of prepaid, nonrefundable payments made for your trip if you cancel your trip for any reason not otherwise covered by this policy - like border closures or travel bans. This coverage MUST be purchased with the initial policy and within 21 days of the initial trip deposit date, and the full, nonrefundable trip cost is insured. (This benefit is not available in every state).
Optional Interruption for Any Reason coverage:
Like CFAR, Interruption for Any Reason (IFAR) coverage is available on some trip cancellation plans as an option. IFAR provides reimbursement for up to 50% of prepaid, nonrefundable payments made for your trip if you leave your trip early for any reason not otherwise listed on your plan, even if it is just because you want to come home early. This coverage must also be purchased with the initial policy and within 21 days of the initial trip deposit date, and the full, nonrefundable trip cost is insured. (This benefit is not available in every state).
How much does travel insurance for Japan cost?
Travel insurance generally costs a small percentage of your trip cost. Trawick takes several factors into account to make sure the coverage and cost are based on your specific trip cost, age of travelers, trip duration, and other factors.Any optional benefits will add to the cost, as well.
When purchasing a plan with trip cancellation, we recommend that you include all non-refundable travel expenses so you can recover the investment in the event your trip is canceled or interrupted. By bundling all your trip costs into one policy, you will be able to obtain the most coverage possible for your trip.
When should you buy travel insurance?
To maximize your benefits, we recommend purchasing travel insurance within 21 days of the initial trip deposit date and include all prepaid, nonrefundable trip costs. By doing this, you will be eligible for CFAR and financial default on select trip cancellation plans. Of course, you can still purchase travel insurance after 21 days, but you may not be eligible for certain time-sensitive travel benefits.
What travel insurance is right for my trip to Japan?
Trawick International Customer Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help answer questions, help you decide which plan is right for you, and give you a no-obligation travel insurance quote. They can also help if you have already purchased insurance but need to make a change to it. Please contact us by email, phone, or live chat right here on our website.
PLEASE NOTE: Guidelines may have changed since this was published. Before traveling, you should always check your destination's COVID-19 situation and travel requirements. Countries may have their own entry and exit requirements. Additionally, always check for travel advisories in the area to which you are traveling. Refer to https://www.cdc.gov/ and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for up-to-date information and guidelines.